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Mental Health Mondays

March 15, 2019

NAMI Georgia leaders have been visiting the Georgia Capitol for Mental Health Mondays this session! We have met with many legislators and shared resources on NAMI programs, initiatives and legislative priorities. We are joined most Mondays with our allies, Mental Health America of Georgia and the Center for Victims of Torture.

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#Act4MentalHealth-Advocacy Corner

  Things are busy down under the Gold Dome as we are quickly approaching the end of the General Assembly 2019 Session.  Thursday, March 7 marked “Crossover Day”, the day a bill originating in one chamber must pass to the other to have a chance at becoming law during the remainder of the legislative session. more »

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Georgia launches new app for free mental health counseling

State health officials launched a new mobile app Thursday that offers free and confidential access to people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and other issues. The My GCAL app, which works on Apple and Android phones, caters to younger Georgians who are more comfortable sending texts than picking up the phone. It’s run by more »

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Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment more »

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem healthy relationships impossible. But it’s very important to dispel more »

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NAMI Affiliate Highlight-NAMI Baldwin

March 11, 2019

NAMI Baldwin By Tina Carpenter, President NAMI Baldwin GA began as Oconee Alliance for the Mentally Ill (OAMI) several decades ago. We later morphed into NAMI Oconee until recently when we became an affiliate of NAMI Georgia. We have always relied upon an all-volunteer staff, a sort of “mom and pop” operation, to maintain our more »

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Seeking NAMI Georgia Awards Nominations

March 8, 2019

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:   9:00 AM MONDAY, APRIL 8th NAMI Georgia seeks to recognize the individuals, affiliates, volunteers, partners, legislators, and organizations who have worked tirelessly to support NAMI Georgia’s mission of promoting recovery and optimizing the quality of life for Georgians with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy, and research. The recipients of more »

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Request for Proposals!

March 7, 2019

NAMI Georgia is seeking qualified entities to submit proposals to conduct instructor led mental health awareness training in schools throughout the state of Georgia. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS BACKGROUND NAMI Georgia will provide oversight, including scheduling and subcontracting, for state funded mental health training in the 2,200 Georgia schools through the 16 Georgia RESAs (Regional Education more »

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Jun 26-28: Georgia System of Care Academy

March 1, 2019

SAVE THE DATE! June 26-28, 2019 The 12th Annual System of Care Academy will be held at  the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, Stone Mountain, GA. Benefits of attending the 2019 SOC Academy: Quality workshops Innovative speakers Network with peers FREE registration Revive professional relationships Meet youth & families Share best practices Registration information coming soon! more »

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